Scyphistoma



noun, plural scyphistomae [sahy-fis-tuh-mee] /saɪˈfɪs təˌmi/ (Show IPA), scyphistomas.
1.
a stage in the life cycle of a jellyfish or other scyphozoan when it is fixed in place and reproduces asexually to produce free-swimming medusas.
noun (pl) -mae (-ˌmiː), -mas
1.
a sessile hydra-like individual representing the polyp stage of scyphozoans. It produces forms which become free-swimming jellyfish

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